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Council seeks public input on future Harrow development plans

Harrow Council has started a project to shape the borough’s future development with a draft local plan. The goal is to keep Harrow’s suburban feel intact while carefully choosing where new buildings go and making sure they’re well-designed.

They’ve started an eight-week period where residents can share their thoughts on the plan. This is the first time the public can have a say. You can give your feedback until April 25th this year.

How Harrow residents can get involved

Interactive Storymap: A user-friendly platform has been launched for residents to learn more about the proposals and provide feedback. Click here to visit the website and submit yours now.

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Conversation Café: Every Tuesday during the consultation, residents can visit St Peters Church on Sumner Road, West Harrow, between 10am and 3pm to engage in discussions and share their opinions.

Street Events: The council will host several street events at various locations throughout Harrow, providing residents with additional opportunities to participate. Dates, times, and locations are as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 28th, 9am – 1pm: Outside Rayners Lane Station
  • Friday, March 1st, 11am – 3pm: Outside Wealdstone Library
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 11am – 3pm: Katie’s Statue, Central Harrow
  • Wednesday, March 6th, 12pm – 4pm: Stanmore Broadway
  • Friday, March 8th, 11am – 3pm: Harrow Weald, Outside Waitrose
  • Saturday, March 9th, 11am – 3pm: Outside South Harrow Library

Email and Written Comments: Residents can also share their feedback via email at LocalPlan@Harrow.gov.uk or by sending written comments to the Planning Policy Team at London Borough of Harrow, Forward Drive, Harrow, HA3 8FL.

Councillor Marilyn Ashton, Deputy Leader of Harrow Council, and Portfolio Holder for Planning & Regeneration, said: “I am passionate about protecting our suburbs and preserving the character of our borough. It gives me great pleasure to welcome this consultation on our new Draft Local Plan for Harrow. Residents always tell me about their concerns on developments in the borough. Once adopted it will be used to guide and shape development in Harrow over the next 15-20 years.”

“I would encourage you to take the time to read through this important document, attend consultation events and respond through our consultation exercise. This is your chance to have your say and be part of our plans to restore pride in Harrow. Your comments will be invaluable in helping formulate the final version of our Local Plan.”

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